Mary Queen of Scots Pendant by Unknown Artist

The Arms of Scotland can be seen through a crystal in the middle of this gold, oval pendant.

Details

Medium:
Gold, glass, enamel, diamonds
Art Fund grant:
£125 ( Total: £440)
Acquired in:
1939
Vendor:
Sotheby's

On the reverse is an eight-petal flower-head between formal motifs. Now known to be a 19th century forgery.

Provenance

Duke of Hamilton

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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